Steven Matz was in desperate need of a good outing, and while he wasn’t great he was much improved. He hadn’t allowed a hit until a weak grounder spelled trouble in the fifth. After a sacrifice bunt, the Phillies picked up a couple of two-out hits to give themselves a 2-1 lead.
Matz was good but Phillies starter Aaron Nola was dominant. The Mets’ offense could not generate much against him. He only allowed two hits, one of which was a Yoenis Cespedes home run. The other came off the bat of Amed Rosario, who picked up the first double of his career.
Matz wasn’t able to complete the sixth inning so the bullpen had to keep the game close in the later innings. Chasen Bradford was spotless out of the pen and has been great since being recalled from Las Vegas. Erik Goeddel was not as successful and allowed the third Phillies run to score in the eighth.
The Mets got the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but the Phillies’ bullpen managed to keep just the one run on the board for the Mets.
Full recap to follow.
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